04 Oct 2010 • 65 reviews • 0 follower
I rarely venture to Orchard Central as the place doesn't quite attract me. Recently, I passed by Heaven's Loft while going to Victoria Peak restaurant and the weekend brunch caught my attention. At $26++ per pax or $52++ per couple, it's certainly one of the cheapest brunch in town.
This brunch is half ala carte and half buffet style. Each customer is allowed to choose one egg dish and one mains. Coincidentally, N and I chose the eggs royale, which consists of poached eggs, smoked salmon and brioche topped with hollandaise sauce. The eggs were quite perfect, with runny yolk and pricked into. The hollandaise sauce was a little tasteless,needs abit more salt perhaps? For mains, chose the mango turkey sandwich while N had the chicken wrap with nachos. The foccacia bread was cold and oily, I ended up eating the mango slices and turkey. The combination was not bad, though nothing to wow about. N did not comment on her wrap so I reckon it was just passable. On the buffet table, there are selections of salad greens and soups, as well as a dessert table. The salads were very fresh and crisp. However, the soups left little to be desired. Both the clam chowder and mushroom soup tasted like very bad canned soup. Yucks!
In my understanding, Heaven's Loft pride itself for their desserts. It's a pity I didn't find anything spectacular in the dessert selection found on the buffet table. The berry cheesecake was barely passable, and the mudcake was simply a brownie (suspiciously like the instant mix type). The scones looked hard and unappetising, so we didn't try any. The very bright green icing on top of the cupcakes scared us off as well.
The place was sadly empty despite being a saturday afternoon. I guess that also says alot about the quality of food here. Location wise, OC is alot quieter than places like Ion and Takashimaya, so that could have contributed to the crowd factor. For the price of the buffet, I am not complaining, but I doubt I will be back again.